Just put your hand up and have a go!

"Just put your hand up and have a go!" Arsha Berejiklian

I love this advice NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's mum gave her at age 5 when going off to school, hardly speaking a word of English.

This attitude has been the corner stone of a remarkable contribution and impact on NSW during remarkable times.

'Remembering the people behind the politics' feels more relevant now than ever given Gladys's shock resignation yesterday.

I wrote an article on this theme last year you can read here:

There will be much said, accurate and otherwise, about our 45th Premier in the near future.

All I can say is a deep heart felt thank you for putting your hand up and having a phenomenal go at what is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the country.

When I interviewed you a few year's back you requested less time to speak and more time to listen to the audience.

Rather than talking for an hour you spoke for 20 minutes and spent the rest of the time meeting and connecting with our community.

Of the many hundreds of people I've interviewed over the years you are the only one to ever make that request...

and maybe the only one that ever will.